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    50th birthday party

    haerae04
    Sat Feb 04, 2012 11:36 am
    Newbie "Fry Cook" Poster
    I am hoping for some great ideas or pictures icon_wink.gif for a 50th birthday party. My mom is fixing to have her 50th. My brother & I are throwing it for her. We are narrowing down the invites, they are basically black & white. We do have one that has a touch of green. We are thinking we are wanting a mainly black & white. We would like elegant, with a touch of humor. We are thinking to do 1960 food, drinks and candies. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated!!

    Thanks,
    Heather
    KimmieCat
    Thu Feb 09, 2012 3:37 pm
    Forum Host
    Sounds like so much fun. When my mom turned 50, we had a 50's themed party and it was a huge hit.

    I did a google search on 1960's era food, and found I had better luck ideas for menu ideas when I google'd 'Mad Men' party ideas. But from the ideas I got, here are some food.com recipes to try. Some I took some basic ideas and tried to find something a little bit more gourmet/fancy.

    Dressed up Pigs in a Blanket #308183
    Salmon Dill Deviled Eggs Appetizer #106988 (plus, there is one on Martha Stewart's website, that I have tried and were a hit with my family & friends)
    Individual Beef Wellington #115129 or Beef Wellington (((Wonderful))) #87185
    Fruit Salad - Ambrosia Style #262042
    Iceberg Wedge Blue Cheese Bacon & Tomato Salad #115216 or Paula Deen's Wedge Salad #163596
    Peanut Chocolate Parfait Dessert #134666

    Plus, I would recommend having a bar with some popular 1960's era drink menus printed up on some fancy cardstock and having the appropriate liquors so the guests could make their own drinks. For some ideas:

    Side Car #8442
    Mint Julep - the Real Thing #128779
    Canadian Whiskey Sour #310564
    Tom Collins #192431
    Bloody Mary #6449
    Dry Martini #308774

    Since you were wanting to add some humor, I though you could serve Tang and have astronaut ice cream available. I've seen the astronaut ice cream in novelty shops, such as Fuego or amazon.com.

    Hope this helps. Have fun, can't wait to hear how it went.

    KimmieCat
    Dreamgoddess
    Fri Feb 10, 2012 9:21 pm
    Forum Host
    Oh, this sounds like so much fun! Just wondering before I throw out some suggestions...if this going to be a sit down affair, or more like a buffet?

    Kimmiecat, you have some great ideas!
    haerae04
    Fri Feb 10, 2012 10:12 pm
    Newbie "Fry Cook" Poster
    More like a buffett. We are getting really excited and loving all these comments. We are going to do a tang punch that we found and I'm gonna find out what austronaut (sp?) ice cream is.. icon_biggrin.gif
    haerae04
    Fri Feb 10, 2012 10:14 pm
    Newbie "Fry Cook" Poster
    I also thought I'd toss out, my dad died from alcoholism, so we don't drink and won't be serving any drinks. Thought I'd save someone some time. Thanks for the time that everyone is taking to help us out!! icon_smile.gif
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